Volunteers in Preservation (ViP) Program

Thanks for your interest in becoming an NPF “ViP” (Volunteer in Preservation).  Volunteering for NPF is a great way to show your pride in Nevada’s history and architectural heritage.  It’s also a great way to learn about your community and meet new friends!

What Types of Volunteer Roles Are Available?

Our most frequent needs are as follows:


Help NPF revive the blogsite!  Write short, informal articles about significant people and/or places related to NPF programs.  For more info, click here

Tour Guides/ Tour Leads:

NPF Tour Guides study NPF provided tour materials to deliver NPF walking, bus or bike tour programs.  Preference will be given to volunteers who are committed to deliver the tour multiple times.  Tours can be for public or special request, private groups.  A “Tour Lead” is a senior tour guide who advises and aids with tour improvements. For more info, click here

Field Workers:

Volunteer field workers help NPF develop and maintain tour programs by reviewing potential new tour destinations in the field.  Field workers review locations for general visual appeal, safety, accessibility, and user-friendliness.  Field Workers should be comfortable with photography and/or informal modeling as a “test-participant.” For more info, click here


Do you love photographing interesting buildings?  Put your skills to work at NPF.  Photos would be used in NPF print materials, website and/or social media, and business presentations. For more info, click here


Help develop or improve the next NPF tour as a volunteer researcher. Topics are assigned based on interest and upcoming program needs. Outside heritage tourism programs, volunteer researchers can share their newfound knowledge on the NPF blog or at a volunteer social. For more info, click here

Event Support:

Event Support volunteers act as hands-on helpers during tours and special events.   Examples include: greeters, registration attendants, human arrows, delivery, set up, tear down, clean up, etc.  For more info, click here

Administrative Support:

Do you enjoy office tasks?  Administrative support tasks can include: Data entry, scanning, printing, organizing, mail stuffing, etc. For more info, click here

Everyday Champions:

You don’t have to be assigned a “defined” task in order to be part of NPFs volunteer community.  Simply spreading the word about NPF programs is a huge help! For more info, click here


What is the Time Commitment

Volunteer tasks and assignments are highly variable.  Some tasks, such as event support, can be a one-time commitment.  Whereas Tour Guiding and research, can be ongoing assignments.  We encourage all volunteers to participate in volunteer socials and to frequently check this website to stay informed about new opportunities and volunteer news

History Hangouts- Volunteer Social Events

NPF volunteers work hard…. But we also have fun!  History Hangouts is a bi-monthly social program that provides a forum for NPF volunteers to meet new friends, share their NPF and local history experiences, and learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities. To sign up for the next History Hangout, click HERE:


How Do I Sign Up?

Interested volunteers must first review available volunteer tasks below (LINK?).  Sign up instructions are included within each volunteer task.

For general volunteer questions, please email Rosie Lidard at Rosie@NevadaPreservation.org.  Please include your phone number in order to set up a phone conversation.